Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Never Mind All That Now

News reaches London from the market town of Saint Chinian in the Languedoc that local estate agents Ariane Immobilier have sold my house!

Not only that, they've sold it to a young French couple who work in said market town, thus repressing the seemingly irrepressible tide of retired expat Brits who already make up the large majority of the population of the tiny hamlet where I have my house.

This is A Good Thing.

And even though I have to give half of the money to ex-Mr P, it means I'll finally be able to pay off the massive debts I accrued in 2004 from:

a) getting married

b) trashing my mum's car and having to buy her a new one

c) paying the rent for three months when ex-Mr P didn't have a job

d) paying for my Granny's house to be done up after she it mysteriously burned it down

2004 wasn't a great year for me, money-wise, and I've been practically penniless* ever since, which has been instructive, but not a lot of fun. I'm really looking forward to paying off the credit cards and spending whatever's left on LEGO, TEA and MAGAZINES.


* Not literally, obviously - I've been able to keep myself in M&S microwave meals and Calexico albums and other necessities.

12 comments:

Annie said...

hurrah for P! Your good fortune has cheered up my hideous day of hideousness. I think you should go out and buy a tiara. And a big cake from Patisserie Valerie.

Betty said...

All the best. Looking at that list, you deserve a bit of good luck. Buy an entire Lego empire.

Sorry about Annie's hideous day of hideousness though, whatever that entails.

Billy said...

Lego is good. I wonder how much lego half a French house buys.

patroclus said...

Aw, Annie, what has caused your hideous day of hideousness?

Betty: Or I could buy the Lego Millennium Falcon and have at the Lego Empire!

Billy: All of it!

Annie said...

Thanks Betty, & P - just my hideous pressurised public servant job, as usual - still, must grumble, as my friend Emma says.

I'm not usually a fan, but now you are a woman of means I think you should go for the Damien Hirst shark tank in lego. Or maybe
Tracy Emin’s bed.

entropy said...

What I want to know is: is there a Lego Death Star out there somewhere?

Annie Rhiannon said...

Good news. That house looked lovely, I'm not surprised it sold quickly.

patroclus said...

Annie: Thanks for those, I thought the Blood Head one was especially great. It's just a little red lego head! But it still looks great!

Entropy: Like this? Or you could take the minimalist approach, or even the super-minimalist approach.

Annie R: I'm just happy that it's going to be lived in and not just sit there rotting away all empty like.

Sylvia said...

congratulations!
See - everything's coming up roses, etc etc

Valerie said...

>LEGO, TEA and MAGAZINES
Are these the new Basic Food Groups? I think I consume a little too much in the MAGAZINES category, and not nearly enough LEGO in my diet...

Valerie said...

Maybe Patisserie Valerie should serve Lego Cakes...

miss-cellany said...

Top Tip - buy Lego before you get to Cornwall. Not ever seen a Millenium Falcon in the Woolies here...